Mike Coughlin asks you to help a worthy cause
I'm going to write and record something proper this week, I promise. It will likely involve me swearing and talking about grown men getting into fights. This isn't that column.
This is about a gentleman named Richard Handley. Richard is a huge wrestling fan, as are most of you - he could use your help. I could type more, but I'll let his own words do it for me:
My name is Richard Handley, I'm 31-years-old, and I have Cerebral Palsy. Since the moment I became conscious of my disability, I've thought about what it would be like to not be disabled. Thanks to advances in medical science, technology, and the support of people like you, I think I'm on the verge of finding out.
I've had every type of operation and therapy imaginable, and now I am just a stem cell transplant away from maximizing my physical potential: walking, running, and living independently for the first time in my life. That isn't something I say lightly, or wishfully. That is my honest conclusion after 6 months of research, and discussions with doctors, patients and experts. Bone marrow stem cell therapy is an answered prayer. Millions of my stem cells will be taken from my bone marrow, spun down, and reinjected into me. From there the new cells will go to work replacing dead and damaged cells with healthy, new cells.
New cells, making new connections, giving me a new life.
That's the good news. The bad news is it's not covered by insurance and requires about a week in Germany. In short, I am $20,000 away from a new and miraculous freedom.
I have never been more confident of anything in my life. Please invest in my recovery. Give what you can and share this link with your friends. Together, we will get this done and I promise to spend the rest of my life paying it forward.
So, there you have it. He needs help. You can help. That seems like a match.
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